Nowadays, migration and asylum seekers represent a great challenge for the whole Europe. Migrants’ integration and refugees’ flow have become a topic of a constant debate across Europe. The new debate is now how to promote integration approaches, policies, theory and practices. Civil coexistence and mutual respect have to be built through educational and welfare interventions also in the labour field. Integration processes often result in xenophobic attitudes. According to this, learning has become the only way of migrants to defend themselves against prejudices and stereotypes.
The MigrEmpower project, which will run from September 2017 to August 2019, aims at supporting migrants and refugees in their integration efforts and at promoting a better coexistence within their new host communities, municipalities and states. To this end, education and training are paramount to support social cohesion and integration processes.
The 8 EU partners from 6 EU countries (Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Germany, Austria and France) will be focused on achieving the following results:
- Acquisition and development of relevant social and civic competences by the involved project beneficiaries (migrants and/or refugees), promoting and strengthening their social cohesion, the right of active citizenship and respect of human rights;
- Acquisition/strengthening of methodological and intervention tools by professionals working with migrants and/or refugees for undertaking with them an itinerary focused on orientation, assessment of competences, self-evaluation and empowerment;
- Exchange of good practices among partner organizations in order to increase their knowledge and competences, and acquire new methodologies.
The following target audience will be reached:
- 150 migrants and/or refugees
- 60 professionals working with migrants and/or refugees
- 30 local entrepreneurs
- Approx. 6000 relevant stakeholders (policy-makers, local administrations, relevant service providers, representatives of associations, entities, NGOs related to the project field, trainers, etc.)
More information on the project can be found through the project’s website and Facebook Page. You can also see the project card here.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number: 2017-1-ES01-KA204-038091